As someone who grew up on Garbage before delving even deeper into Riot Grrrl and dabbling with Industrial Metal and Rock, STUNTDRIVER’s latest track FUGITIVE was always going to set my synapses alight. It’s super-charged with playful Punk energy and there’s plenty of theatrical flair to well and truly set the artist apart from the rest.
It’s fierce, but the ferocity doesn’t dilute the sultry and playfully sardonic approach which STUNTDRIVER took with FUGITIVE, which may just be the most volatile track I’ve heard this year. If you’re a fan of the Distillers, you’ll definitely want the LA artist on your radar. With their album SAGA due to drop in 2021, expect to hear plenty more from this trailblazing captivatingly trashy artist.
You can check out STUNTDRIVER’s track FUGITIVE for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
Leogang are an up and coming indie five-piece from North East London. ‘Chance In Hell’ is a moody, rocky fusion of alt-pop and punk, the verses bass-heavy with a rolling picked guitar part behind the vocals before the chorus kicks in, all angry distortion and power chords.
‘Is There A Chance’ comes from the forthcoming (self-produced and self-released) ‘Shots Are Coming’ EP and given their pre-lockdown gig calendar there’s no surprise that this sounds like a band playing live, hungry, energetic, the bass a funky, rolling number before the ‘Is there a chance’ breakdown at 2’09”; there’s a Kasabian feel to parts, but it sounds original, comfortable, and fresh all at once. It grooves, it rocks, and it’s got a great earworm hook on that mid-song breakdown before the band rock through to a slow final fade out.
‘Shots Are Coming’ is out now on all major streaming platforms, or you can find Leogang on Facebook and Instagram.
Nashville, Tennessee artist jain released their noisy Garage Rock EP ‘the end of June’ at… the end of June. The track which caught our attention was the discord-spilling riotously angsty single ‘kneading’.
The short and distortedly sweet track incorporates elements of Punk, No Wave, Post Hardcore and Indie and throws in some sonically psychedelic lead guitar work to ensure that you’ve never heard anything quite like this eccentrically volatile release before.
In short, kneading is utter chaos and it can even make artists such as Pavement and Daughters seem middle-of-the-road.
You can check out kneading for yourselves by heading over to Bandcamp where you’ll be able to download and stream the rest of the EP.
Bat Allison is a strong 3 piece punk rock band that have just released their debut ”I’ve Become”. This is an excellent effort from the young act as they get their name out to the world.
Taken off ”Lizard Lounge Sessions”, this is the lead track from the Bohemian Punk Band. This is a genre the band made up as they feel it is artistic and unconventional. Just the way they all like it.
Bat Allison is a great name and this is a terrific track full of punk influences. ”I’ve Become” is that come-up song that shows that you know who you are. This is a statement entrance into the music game for the US band. This is a quality punk rock band that is on the way up high. The 3-piece band smash through with their solid vocals and strong sound.
Rock through the door here on Spotify to get this new song in your ears.
UK Melodic Ska-Punk Rock band 3dBs Down drop new album ”Get Your Retaliation in First” on the 31st July and this is a teaser to get you in the mood for this hotly anticipated release. The Kent band furiously showcases their new music with small clips of all the new songs and this has got me licking my lips.
The band from Gravesend tease the new song list with announcements that ”Everyone Here is Better Than You”, ”Count To A Million”, ”Light On A Dark Day”, ”Idiot Ignorant Evil”, ”Greatest Day” and ”Moussaka” will be the tracks on the new output via Indiegogo.
On Friday 10th July the band will be releasing the brand spanking new single and the first for 15 years. ”Count To A Million” will be out on all streaming platforms and is the first single out.
”New York” is the smashing debut from brand new band New Manhattan. I love music like this and the energy is tremendously displayed like old wily professionals that are hungry. This is band that doesn’t take themselves too seriously at all. They are here to rock the crowds socks right off.
New Manhattan stroll in with ”New York”. There is some blues infused into the song here and gosh, that rock n roll style shines straight through the sunglasses that have had too much UV rays. The band are returning to New York and they are so excited. The vocals are so crisp like a packet of lightly salted Lays that eases into your mouth.
New Manhattan impress here with such a high-energy song that is marked by some excellent drum solos that makes me just want to dance and shake my body all on the sweaty dance floor. This is a new act that will surely rev their engines at all the best venues and festivals. This is music to motivate and make us happy.
Click here for the new track that is on the band’s Soundcloud channel.
Folk and Indie Punk converge in singer-songwriter Hellwaffles debut single “Training Wheels”. The instantly enamouring Lo-Fi track may just consist of an acoustic guitar and Alt Folk vocals, but that’s all that was required to create a resounding intimate single.
The lyrics run you through all too relatable mental health issues as the artist employs their sense of humour about the never-ending battle when it comes to keeping your sanity. Quite honestly, I can’t remember the last time I heard a more relatable single.
I’m already stoked to hear what comes next from Hellwaffles and their refreshingly candid style.
You can check out Training Wheels for yourselves by heading over to Spotify.
Keep up to date with the latest releases by Hellwaffles by following them on Instagram.
US Alt Psych Duo Death n Taxes latest track Comes Back Home kicks off with a fuzzily turbulent riotously fierce offering of Psych Punk Rock and the momentum never falters.
Vocally, it’s confrontational, it’s despondently snarling while plenty of frenzied alchemy spills from the Alt Rock effect-laden instrumentals. If you could imagine what it would sound like if Green Day and Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster collaborated on a track, you’ll get an idea of how indulgently caustic Death n Taxes’ sound is. You’ll also come to admire their absorbingly distinctive guitar solos which pull nuances of Psych Rock into the high-octane earworm.
Their sound is massive, as is their commercial potential. Get them on your radar.
You can check out Death n Taxes track Come Back Home for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.
Ring Finger No Pinky made their debut EP Chlorine Bomb on May 22nd. Rest assured it is just as explosive as the EP title would suggest.
Each of the 5 tracks on the EP allows Ring Finger No Pinky to exhibit their boundless genre-crumbling dynamism. Our top tracks have to be Napalm Sticks to Kidsand Rat Soup.
From Napalm Sticks to Kids, you’ll get a volatile infusion of Grunge and Anarcho-Punk, complete with a chorus which is as infectious as COVID-19. Somehow, the Phoenix-based artist managed to make the lyrics even more abrasive than the frenzied alchemy which spills from the instrumentals.
Rat Soup offers you an indulgent feat of snarling despondent Indie Punk vocals over windingly hypnotic guitars with all of the fuzz and future you could possibly ask for. Yet, Rat Soup allows the fierce rhythmic mayhem to quieten for long enough that you’ll get a taste of the ingenuity when the insanity is dialled back.
Ring Finger No Pinky is definitely a band you will want on your radar.
You can check out Chlorine Bomb for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Based in San Diego, California, Happy K-O are just that. A happy band who just want to play live and jam out to an appreciative crowd. Their grungy style is a treat to listen to as it’s so raw. I imagine their live shows to be a packed, small and intimate club experience with real music fans. Sounds like a perfect night out to me.
Formally of Colorado Springs, Colorado, this 2 Piece band is slowly getting more music out and let’s hope they can catch that big break and get noticed by the masses. This is a fun band to listen to and hopefully they can go on tour soon.
Happy K-O will appeal to punk rock fans and it will be interesting to see how they mature. Turn them up and skate away.